Monday is a celebration of the amazing and historic legacy of the U.S. civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr – and it's also the day before the amazing and historic inauguration of Barack Obama as U.S. President. Many so-called experts are cautioning President-elect Obama to "manage expectations" and otherwise dampen down the major thirst that most Americans (and many others throughout the world) have for positive and progressive change. Four decades ago, Dr. King had this to say: "We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history there is such as thing as being too late. Procrastination is still the thief of time." Today, with multiple crises washing over the U.S. and the rest of the world, President-elect Obama should seize on the fierce urgency of now.